A few key words and phrases can really empower our children (particularly our sons) to express themselves, says writer Joanna Schroeder.
Writing in an article in the Good Men Project from last month, the mom of two explains how important it is for young kids (and adults, too) to have a wide variety of words to describe feelings and situations.
Because when kids know when & why they feel “uncomfortable” for example, it is not only easier for them to express their emotions but it also helps us as parents to understand them better.
In fact, she believes there are 11 words each child needs to know before they turn six.
I think it’s crucial that we make a conscious choice to arm all of our kids with words that can give them important social skills or the ability to describe feelings— Joanna Schroeder.
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